Aug 4, 2009, 11:03 AM
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i am still a student and i know that im a long way off from being able to even attempt freeflying. it is the discipline that i am most interested in learning. can i go straight to freeflying or are there other disciplines i need to do first??? i did really well on my aff jumps and didnt have to repeat any, and i am a pretty stable flier for a student. what is the suggested jump number i need to reach before i start attempting to freefly??? also im a big guy so i tend to fall like a brick. one of my instructors on aff 7 was sitflying while i was falling belly to earth. will this be a problem (not having anyone that can keep up), or will i still be able to slow my fall rate in freefly positions??? thanks and blue skies!
well, different people take different approaches when trying a new discipline. some tips for you: 1. there is a lot to learn on belly flying, try improving your tracking skills fro example. 2. start learning how to fly on your back and then try sit flying. ( this may take a few jumps or even 100's to get it right) . 3.skydive university website has some great videos to learn freeflying. 4. I Personally went from belly flying to wingsuits and then freeflying . I am still learning a lot on al disciplines. 5. Get a coach.
No matter what approach you take, always keep it safe.... and one jump at the time..
JMO but I would say get to atleast 100 jumps before you start backflying then going to a sit. I feel you need to build a lot more air awarness and tracking skills. That bing said some disagree with me but I think it gives you an advantage and could keep you from making a big mistake that could be really bad that would not be as bad on your belly.